Ebony Brown Hicks is the Founder and CEO of Brown Girls Code.
She began her career in Staffing and Human Resources. In 2017, she decided to pursue her passion and started out on her path into Information Security. Through her own transition experiences, she recognized the lack of diversity in the field and the depth of knowledge and skill girls would need to become successful in this industry. She knew that the gap would only continue to grow wider unless girls of color were exposed to STEM-based fields and coding much earlier in life—which led her to start Brown Girls Code.